Accrington Stanley travel to face League One’s top scorers Peterborough United at the ABAX Stadium tomorrow, kick-off 3pm.
Steve Evans’ side sit second in the table, with Stanley just four points behind sixth.
Tomorrow will be the first meeting between the sides since January 2008 – an encounter Stanley fans would rather forget with the Posh winning 8-2 at London Road in a League Two fixture.
There are usually plenty of goals when both teams meet. 23 goals have been scored in just four league meetings between the Posh and the Reds.
Stanley have lost just one of their last 12 League One games, winning six and drawing five, and have been beaten just once away from home this season.
Peterborough have not won at home since August, drawing two and being beaten twice – including a 4-0 defeat against Barnsley last time out.
Tickets are available to purchase on the day. Supporters should note that some ticket prices will increase over tickets purchased in advance from the Wham Stadium.
Tickets for this game are priced at:
|Adults – £24
Senior (60+) – £19
Under 22 – £15
Under 18 – £8
Under 12 – £6
Under 7 – £1
|Adults – £26
Senior (60+) – £21
Under 22 – £17
Under 18 – £9
Under 12 – £7
Under 7 – £1
Disabled supporters pay the relevant price class and are entitled to a carer free of charge.
Goalkeeper Connor Ripley continues to serve his three-match ban following his sending off against Shrewsbury, while Seamus Conneely continues to recover from a groin problem. Harvey Rodgers is still a few weeks away from returning to full fitness with a knee injury.
“We have come up against Steve Evans and Paul Raynor a number of times over the last ten years and it’s always feisty,” said assistant manager Jimmy Bell at Thursday’s press conference.
“His team also play that way and it’s a massive challenge for us and one we are relishing.
“We have analysed their strengths and weaknesses, we know the way they play, and we will try to come up with a formula to beat them.”
Marcus Maddison has recovered from illness and injury and goalkeeper Conor O’Malley is also available for selection after recovering from a shoulder problem. Defender Josh Yorwerth has been given time off to deal with some family issues.
Steve Evans told Peterborough’s official website: “Accrington Stanley have enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise because they were the best side my Mansfield team faced last season in League Two.
“They have a lot of talent in their squad and the manager John Coleman and his management team deserve a lot of credit, as does the chairman.”
Referee – Scott Duncan
Assistant Referee 1 – Lee Betts
Assistant Referee 2 – Constantine Hatzidakis
Fourth Official – Daniel Robathan